The Santa Barbara 100 is a non-profit event run by a volunteer board of directors that donates ALL of the profit to
charities offering education, support and hope to children and families in challenging situations, both local and abroad.
We’re committed to growing our event and the amount we donate, We raised over $79,000 in 2015 and our goal for 2016 is to raise $100,000 for our charities. This is an ambitious goal but with your help we can achieve it!
Our Charities include:
Cottage Children’s Medical Center
Cottage Children’s Medical Center´s nationally recognized pediatric specialists provide treatment for complex injuries, illnesses and congenital conditions. The Santa Barbara 100 donation goes directly to the Cottage Children’s Medical Center Family Assistance Fund.
When a child is hospitalized due to an acute illness or injury, parents often need to stop working so they can be at the bedside while their child is undergoing medical treatment. For some families, this loss of income can create tremendous financial stress at a time when parents are trying to focus on the well-being of their child.
Through charitable contributions, the not-for-profit Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation (SBCHF) established a special fund to help families facing this type of financial crisis. During the past seven years, the Cottage Children’s Medical Center Family Assistance Fund has supported more than 200 families who could not qualify for other forms of assistance. Short-term help with rent, utilities, grocery gift cards, gasoline gift cards, and other forms of support keeps these families afloat as they weather the financial storms that can accompany their child’s illness. The Family Assistance Fund is sustained entirely by gifts from generous individuals and donations from the Santa Barbara 100.
How has the CCMC Family Assistance Fund helped local families? Read more here
The Emory Foundation supports parents and families grieving the loss of a baby by providing referral to local resources in Santa Barbara and neighboring communities. The Emory Foundation funds programs that offer free grief counseling services, provides financial assistance to grieving families in need and funds an annual scholarship for local nurses specializing in pediatrics or neonatal care.
The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE) is a countywide advocacy and resource organization that promotes bicycling for safe transportation and recreation. Bici Centro, a project of SBBIKE, is a community DIY bicycle repair shop and education center, with the goal of facilitating skill share and increasing reliability and safety for Santa Barbara area bicyclists.
Andrew Popp Memorial Scholarship Program
The Andrew Popp Memorial Scholarship Program was established by Santa Barbara locals Norm and Tricia Popp in 2005 after their son Andrew tragically died. From its humble beginnings ten years ago, the fund now assists in educating over 1,500 students from the slums of Uganda and Kenya.
The Riviera Youth Bike Team is a non profit program that works with at-risk youth in Santa Barbara. They give kids the opportunity to learn how to ride, earn their bikes and equipment, and a chance to ride in one of the best events on the South Coast- the Santa Barbara 100’s 34 Mile Ride!